Kaiping UNESCO Watchtowers and Li Garden Private Tour

This tour takes you to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Guangzhou province, including the flashy Kaiping watchtowers known as Diaolou and the harmonic Li Gardens.

This tour takes you to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Guangzhou province, including the flashy Kaiping watchtowers known as Diaolou and the harmonic Li Gardens.

Your guide will pick you up at your Guangzhou downtown hotel then take you to Kaiping City, about 2.5 hours away from central Guangzhou.

There you’ll visit the Watchtowers in Zili Village, also know as Diaolou. The diaolou are fortified buildings built in the 1920s and 1930s by returning Chinese immigrants from all over the world and listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. The Zili village has nine of these watchtowers with different styles. The views from the top are beautiful, and it gives a little insight into what it would be like to have lived here in the past.

You will thentake you to have a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch at a local restaurant to enjoy southern Chinese flavors before visiting the Li Garden. The Li Garden was built between 1926 and 1936 by Mr. Xie Weili, a Chinese emigrant to the United States. They cover an area of approximately 11,000 square meters and has the lingering charm of a traditional Chinese garden but also contains the exotic atmosphere of Western architecture in great harmony. The layout of Li Garden is divided into 3 sections, inside which there is a villa section, a grand garden and a small garden.

You will go to Majulong village to visit the watchtowers here. The Majulong Watchtowers consists of 7 well-preserved towers and 8 western-style villas. It is like a chain of beads, scatthering among the ancient forests and bamboos. Of all the towers, the most outstanding Tianlu building is a typical public building built by 29 villagers in 1925.

After this, you will be taken back to your hotel in Guangzhou, which will take approximately 2 hours.


48 Hours
9 Hours
Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
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Operating Hours

Tour starts at 08:00am, ends at 05:00pm

What You Get


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle or minivan
  • Professional & friendly English-speaking tour guide
  • Main entrance tickets to the tour sites as per the itinerary
  • Traditional Chinese cuisine lunch


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information 

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off is within Guangzhou City Centre 
  • Kindly be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the pick-up time 
  • This is a private tour. Only your group will participate
  • Recommended to dress in comfortable shoes
  • Note: The start and end times will vary depending on traffic and road conditions
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher to the guide to verify before boarding the vehicle
  • This tour is valid on the date and time specified 
How To Buy
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel 

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg